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Dec 23, 2012 2:30am EST
with the government. that's a problem with this congress in particular. is that they wait until the last minute and they try to cram all this stuff down instead of making a structural change. what needs to happen is a structural change of medicare, social security and medicaid and we need of look at the other spending areas as well. we're still talking about less than 40% of the government and we really need to look at the entire government and they can't do that in 20 days of helter skelter rushing. i'm hopeful they will come to their senses, do a short-term temporary measure and have a comprehensive review in the first quarter of next year, like any business would do it. >> you make a lot of sense, don. it just seems like we need structural change to these programs because we can't afford them the way they're going right now, right? >> that's right. and american's lives have changed. social security was a very good idea and still is a good idea but we're living a lot longer now than when social security was originally started. so we're much more productive. for example, i see people every day
Dec 23, 2012 7:30pm EST
kind of a year are you expecting in 2013? >> i think a good year. i think if the government can just get out of the way, go ahead and tell us what the rules are going to be, whatever they're going to be. make the rules step up to the plate and act responsibly, make some decisions. and then i think the free market system and our business leaders and businesses, small business owners, will make it work. >> are a lot of people in business talking about what's going on with guns and the potential for new gun legislation? i mean, this week we saw sporting goods chain dick's stop selling assault rifles. private equity firm saying it's going to sell its interest in the freedom group all in the wake of the tragedy we're still in mourning over, in connecticut. do you think we'll see real change in gun laws? >> yeah, because i think the president is committed to bringing something forward very quickly. senator feinstein is bringing something up, as well. i don't think there's any business person that i've come across that -- over the last week or so that has not talked about what's happened he
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